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46th Annual Maui Marathon

 

Rich in Hawaiian culture, aloha spirit and breathtaking beauty, the Maui Marathon Race Weekend is an experience that you will not soon forget. Named “Best Run in Paradise,” by Runner’s World magazine, the Maui Marathon features a point-to-point course that starts in Kahului and hugs the spectacular Pacific coastline for over 17 miles. Feast on magical views of the cobalt blue ocean water, its rolling surf and neighboring islands. The final miles will take you through historic Lahaina before finishing in the world-famous Ka’anapali Beach Resort near The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, race headquarters.

The marathon starts at the Maui Mall in Kahului and ends at Whalers Village in Kaanapali. Before the 5am early start, you are treated to a fun warm up Zumba session with Keoni's Hot Lava Dance Fit Studio, also located at the Maui Mall. A fire knife dancer and drummer will also get you excited and ready for a fun event. Baldwin ROTC will do a flag ceremony in honor of America and Hawaii. And at 5am it's time for the marathon. When the gun goes off, close to one thousand runners and walkers will take off just before sunrise and head toward Whalers Village in Kaanapali. The route is 80% ocean views and 75% flat. Along the way you will experience some breath taking views along the coastline and in some instances you will be feet away from the ocean. Seven aid stations along the way will offer water, Powerade and other goodies along the course. When you get to the finish line, you will be met with your finisher medal, Jamba Juice, water, Powerade, snacks to eat and more. Enjoy the entertainment and visit with friends and make new ones while your there. Don't forget the awards ceremony at 11:15am, so check the results and see if you got one.

09/18/2016 - 5:00am
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